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Adventures in the wild : tales from biologists of the natural state / edited by Joy Trauth and Aldemaro Romero.

Contributor(s): Romero Díaz, Aldemaro | Trauth, Joy, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781610750059; 1610750055.Subject(s): Biologists -- Arkansas -- Anecdotes | Biology -- Fieldwork -- AnecdotesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Adventures in the wild.DDC classification: 570.72/3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword; Poisonous Plants, Purple Paint, and Pot; Nobody's Dolphins; Into the Black Water; Face to Face and Nose to Shoulder; Orca Threaten, TossThem the Dog; Hold That Pose Please; Rooting for New Medicines; Search for the Lost Pecos Gambusia; Thanksgiving Dinner with Memories of the Ozarks; Sir David Attenborough Visits Arkansas; Cave Biology: It's Not a Job, It's an Adventure; Just Floatin' around Carriacou; The Hunt for Public Germs; The Sears Craftsman Wooden-Handled, Four-Pronged Potato Rake; Kind of Blue-It's All about the Name; About the Authors; Index.
Summary: <Div>Joy Trauth is an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.</div>
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QH318.5 .A38 2008 (Browse shelf) https://ezproxy.uttyler.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ffjhhr Available ocn787842819

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword; Poisonous Plants, Purple Paint, and Pot; Nobody's Dolphins; Into the Black Water; Face to Face and Nose to Shoulder; Orca Threaten, TossThem the Dog; Hold That Pose Please; Rooting for New Medicines; Search for the Lost Pecos Gambusia; Thanksgiving Dinner with Memories of the Ozarks; Sir David Attenborough Visits Arkansas; Cave Biology: It's Not a Job, It's an Adventure; Just Floatin' around Carriacou; The Hunt for Public Germs; The Sears Craftsman Wooden-Handled, Four-Pronged Potato Rake; Kind of Blue-It's All about the Name; About the Authors; Index.

<Div>Joy Trauth is an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.</div>

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The stereotypical caricature of the biologist with the bright white lab coat, safety goggles, and beakers full of mysterious colored liquids is cast aside in this book that chronicles the scientific adventures of the biology faculty at Arkansas State University. Trauth and Romero, both faculty at Arkansas State, have assembled what amounts to a scientific travelogue of sorts. From the seemingly benign adventures of studying anticancer agents in medicinal plants, to the nail-biting accounts of exploring blind cave fish, there is a story here that will interest readers of all levels and backgrounds. The chapter on black-water diving in the Cache River comes complete with stories of mysterious "monsters," pesky alligators, and "Mardi Gras Hallucinations." This book will appeal to any biologist who has ever sat around a table with colleagues and exchanged entertaining stories related to his/her work. The true value-added nature of the volume may be in its potential use as an advising tool. Any faculty member who has ever been asked "What do biologists do?" will want to have a copy of this work. The book not only represents a diverse cross-section of the discipline, but it reflects the adventurous nature of science in a way that is both educational and entertaining. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. A. Hewlett Finger Lakes Community College

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Joy Trauth is an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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